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|Windows 8 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Licensing|
|Friday, 29 June 2012|
With the release of Windows 8, licensing Windows to run on a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) will undergo substantial changes. In particular, Windows RT tablet devices will include important rights for accessing a VDI, and other types of personally owned devices such as Apple iPads will be permitted to access a VDI under a new Companion Device License. The planned rules could give organizations an incentive to choose Windows RT tablets over iPads, the current dominant tablet device. However, since many licensing details remain unresolved, it's not yet possible for customers to fully assess cost and compliance implications.
Sections in the Microsoft Windows 8 VDI Licensing Report